30 January 1998

Alert

Journalists released


Incident details

Akinwumi Adesokan, Jenkins Alumona

journalist(s)

released


(WiPC/IFEX) - WiPC, International PEN reports that journalists Akinwumi
Adesokan and Jenkins Alumona were both released on 31 December 1997.
Alumona, editor of "The News", was arrested in Lagos on 8 November 1997.
Adesokan, novelist and former literary correspondent for "The News", was
arrested on 12 November 1997.





**Updates IFEX alerts of 23 and 4 December and 25 and 11 November 1997**







Source

International PEN Writers in Prison Committee
Brownlow House
50-51 High Holborn
London WC1V 6ER
United Kingdom
wipc (@) internationalpen.org.uk
Fax:+44 20 74050339

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